Evaluations of two instruments targeting the ability to use everyday technology
The proposed project aims to systematically evaluate and improve the psychometric properties of the instruments Everyday Technology Use Questionnaire (ETUQ) and Management of Everyday Technology Assessment (META), for people with different diagnoses, e.g. MCI or AD, in order to ready them for use in designing, conducting, and evaluating intervention outcomes. In the Danish sub-studies, the focus is on people with COL.
The proposed project plan features: test-retest studies; investigations of concurrent validity by comparing outcomes, i.e. self-rated vs. observed ability, and other variables of interest (e.g. activity engagement); comparison of proxy-reports vs. self-reports; evaluating sensitivity and responsiveness by developing potential cut-off scores to enable prediction of sensitivity/specificity in relation to diagnosis and other functional and individual outcomes directly from clinical assessments; and finally further investigation of validity in response processes by cognitive interviewing. One project has its focus on technologies used in eHealth activities.
Brittmari Uppgard, Tina Helle (UCN Ålborg, Danmark), Monica Pantzar, Cecilia Bråkenhielm Olsson, Ann-Helen Patomella, and students e.g. from the European master programme.
Elin Pettersson, Rina Kaptain
The Doctoral School in Health Care Sciences at KI (NFO), Strategiska Forskningsområdet Vård (SFO-V), Stockholm County Council (ALF), Swedish Research Council (VR), FORTE